September 24, 2011

Boy With Balloons, India

Photograph by Kamala Kannan, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

By photographing the shadow of the child running with balloons rather than the actual child, the photographer captured an image that immediately stops us in our tracks. Though the shadow is flat, it has so much movement and life. What is most surprising is how vibrant the colors are, and this is because the background is white/off-white.

Photo Tip: Keep your eyes open and notice what’s all around you—the primary subject may not actually make the most interesting photo.

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f. deng
f. deng

beautiful color and shadow.

Vijay Rajawat
Vijay Rajawat

Beautifully captured...loved the idea of colorful shadows !!!!

Thank you so much for sharing.

Vijay Rajawat


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